Commentary

15 Signature: commercial practice

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS vol 7(2)
| Commentary

15 Signature: commercial practice

| Commentary

15 Signature: commercial practice

Although the parties are normally free to choose whether or not to sign a contract, in most cases involving commercial parties and where there is a written contract, a (real, manuscript) signature by each party is normally expected. A signature in these cases can signify a number of things:

  1. 15.1

        the date when a party has formally agreed to the provisions of a contract as expressed in the written agreement;

  2. 15.2

        that a party wishes to be bound by the provisions of the written agreement; and

  3. 15.3

        the formal ‘evidence’ indicating that the party has

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